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IN THE WORKS: Biopic Lovelace Starts Production in L.A., Adds Cast; Seyfried and Sarsgaard Star

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 20, 2011 at 1:44PM

As "Lovelace" started filming in Los Angeles Tuesday, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman announced their full cast on the official biopic, starring Amanda Seyfried as "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as Lovelace's husband Chuck Traynor.
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Linda Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried
Linda Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried

As "Lovelace" started filming in Los Angeles Tuesday, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman announced their full cast on the official biopic, starring Amanda Seyfried as "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as her husband Chuck Traynor. New to the cast are Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Robert Patrick, who join Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone and Juno Temple.

Documentary filmmakers Epstein and Friedman (“HOWL,” “The Celluloid Closet”) are directing an original screenplay by Andy Bellin (“Trust”).  Heidi Jo Markel (Electric Pictures), Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg (Untitled Entertainment) and Jim Young (Animus Films) are producing the Millennium Films Production, with exec producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. 

"Love and Other Drugs" star Azaria will play "Deep Throat" director Jerry Damiano; "Win Win"'s Bobby Cannavale and "The Good Wife" star Chris Noth will be "Deep Throat" financiers Butchie Peraino and Anthony Romano, respectively, and Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2") will portray Linda’s father, John.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.